dis|af|fect «DIHS uh FEHKT», transitive verb,
to make unfriendly, disloyal, or discontented: »

You…began to raise Cain by disaffecting the other workmen (Chambers Journal).

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  • dis|af|fect|ed — «DIHS uh FEHK tihd», adjective. unfriendly, disloyal, or discontented: »The disaffected crew decided to mutiny. A spokesman said the disaffected workers reported on the job yesterday morning (Wall Street Journal) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|in|fect — «DIHS ihn FEHKT», transitive verb. to destroy the disease germs in or on: »to disinfect dental instruments. Garbage chutes lead into a…device that compresses the refuse, disinfects it, and even sprays it with perfume (New York Times). SYNONYM(S) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis|in|fect|ant — «DIHS ihn FEHK tuhnt», noun, adjective. –n. a substance or means used to destroy disease germs. Alcohol, iodine, and carbolic acid are disinfectants. Heat is a disinfectant. –adj. used to destroy disease germs: »a disinfectant soap …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis·in·fect — …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis·in·fect·ant — /ˌdısınˈfɛktənt/ noun, pl ants : a chemical substance that is used to kill harmful germs and bacteria : a substance that disinfects something [count] They use a strong disinfectant on the medical equipment. [noncount] a bottle of disinfectant… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dis — dis·accord; dis·advantage; dis·affect; dis·aggregate; dis·ap·pear; dis·array; dis·bar; dis·burse; dis·card; dis·charge; dis·ci·ple; dis·ci·pli·nar·i·an; dis·ci·pline; dis·claim; dis·close; dis·co; dis·co·glos·sid; dis·coid; dis·coi·dal;… …   English syllables

  • fect — af·fect·a·bil·i·ty; af·fect·a·ble; af·fect·er; de·fect·less; ef·fect·ful; ef·fect·ible; ef·fect·less; in·fect·ibil·i·ty; in·fect·ible; per·fect·abil·i·ty; per·fect·able; per·fect·ibil·ian; per·fect·ibi·lism; per·fect·ibi·list;… …   English syllables

  • disaffectedly — dis·af·fect·ed·ly …   English syllables

  • disaffected — dis•af•fect•ed [[t]ˌdɪs əˈfɛk tɪd[/t]] adj. cvb discontented and disloyal, as toward the government or toward authority • Etymology: 1625–35 dis af•fect′ed•ly, adv. dis af•fect′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • disaffect — dis•af•fect [[t]ˌdɪs əˈfɛkt[/t]] v. t. fect•ed, fect•ing to alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal • Etymology: 1615–25 dis af•fec′tion ʃən n. syn: See estrange …   From formal English to slang

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